On 11 March 2014, Lord Hamilton, recently retired Lord President of the Court of Session in Scotland, delivered a talk at the Inaugural Lecture of the Robert Gordon University Law School in Aberdeen on “Arbitration in Scotland: Its Nature and Its Future”. The Scottish Arbitration Centre was delighted to sponsor this prestigious event. Brandon Malone represented the Centre on the night.
Lord Hamilton said:
“With clear and reasonably accessible provisions contained in the [Arbitration (Scotland) Act] 2010… (itself influenced by the Model Law) foreign parties will find in it rules which are not unfamiliar and are easily workable. The Scottish Arbitration Centre is making significant headway towards establishing itself as an international arbitral institution. Many contracts are now being written with arbitration clauses referring to the Centre. A number of senior lawyers, including myself, are making themselves available to act as arbitrators in international cases. I am confident that before long we can expect international commercial arbitration seated in Scotland to take off.”
Axiom Advocates has published the entire talk by Lord Hamilton, which can be accessed at the following link.